"Opioid Peptides" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The endogenous peptides with opiate-like activity. The three major classes currently recognized are the ENKEPHALINS, the DYNORPHINS, and the ENDORPHINS. Each of these families derives from different precursors, proenkephalin, prodynorphin, and PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN, respectively. There are also at least three classes of OPIOID RECEPTORS, but the peptide families do not map to the receptors in a simple way.
- Opioid Peptides
- Peptides, Opioid
- Opiate Peptides
- Peptides, Opiate
- Opioid Peptide
- Peptide, Opioid
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